A Dice Pouch for Alba Aether

A knitted dice bag, in the Alba Aether colourway of dark and light purple, amber, blue, and black is laid flat next to seven purple and blue dice with numbers in silver.

Here’s a lovely, quick pattern for making a dice pouch, created by Zoe Deterding especially for Glasgow 2024. It’s shown off here in the beautiful Alba Aether yarn, specially dyed for Glasgow by Lola Johnson of Third Vault Yarns. You can buy Alba Aether and Skein Dubh, Lola’s other colourway for Glasgow, at Third Vault Yarns, here: https://www.thirdvaultyarns.com/ourshop/cat_1625329-Convention-Colourways.html 

Lola has also designed a beautiful shawl using both yarns, Ripples on the Clyde, available on her website, here: https://payhip.com/b/RT62n

We’d love to hear about any crafts you are working on, whether that’s cosplay or knitting or sewing or crochet or paper or any kind of crafty project that relates to Worldcon! Do send us an email and a photo—we’d love to include it in a round up of crafty goodness: virginia.preston@glasgow2024.org 

We also have a Ravelry group. Come find us there and chat about what you are up to: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/glasgow-in-2024-crafting-a-worldcon 

Knitted Dice Pouch Pattern

Pattern and pictures by Zoe Deterding 

A knitted dice bag, in the Alba Aether colourway of dark and light purple, amber, blue, and black is shown. The top of the bag is closed by a bow of crocheted yarn.

Instagram: @zoedeterding // Ravelry: ZoeDB


  • 2.5mm DPNs or circular needles
  • 10g fingering / 4ply yarn
  • Yarn needle (to weave in ends)
  • Scissors


Dice Pouch

You’ll be knitting ‘in the round’. Cast on sixty stitches using a stretchy cast-on method, spread over DPNs or circular needles. I recommend ‘Jeny’s Stretchy Cast On’ method. You can find this on YouTube and various websites.

Round one: (k2, p2) x 15

Rounds two through ten: repeat round one.

You’ll now have ten rounds of the cuff finished.

Knit for thirty-eight rounds, or until the pouch measures about 10cm in length.

Join the two sides of the pouch together using Kitchener Stitch or your preferred method. You can learn how to do the Kitchener Stitch from YouTube and various websites.


Make a cord of crochet chain stitches using the same or contrasting yarn, about 32cm in length. Use your crochet hook to pull the cord back and forth between stitches around the pouch, about six rows down from the top.

This blog post was brought to you by Zoe Deterding and Virginia Preston of the Craft Team in Promotions for Glasgow 2024.

The 82nd Worldcon will take place in Glasgow, August 8–12, 2024. We can’t wait to welcome you to Glasgow and the SEC/Armadillo for a Worldcon for Our Futures.